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Schedule for Monday, April 28, 2014

Schedule for Monday, April 28, 2014 The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, April 28, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a period of morning business until 5:30pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each and with the time equally divided and controlled between the…

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Wrap up for Friday, April 11, 2014

Wrap Up for Friday, April 11, 2014 NO Roll Call Votes   Legislative items S.Res.423, Designating April 2014 as “Financial Literacy Month”   Notwithstanding the Senate’s recess, committees are authorized to report Legislative and Executive matters on Friday, April 25th, from 10am until noon.   Additional Executive items   The Senate confirmed the following Foreign…

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Agreement on O’Regan nomination

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider Executive Calendar #648 Katherine M. O’Regan, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. On Monday, April 28, upon disposition of the Weil nomination, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation O’Regan nomination. As a result, there will be up to…

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Cloture filed on 6 district judges

Senator Reid filed cloture on the following nominations:   Executive Calendar #585 Sheryl H. Lipman, of TN, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee; Executive Calendar #586 Stanley Allen Bastian, of WA, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Washington; Executive Calendar #587 Manish S. Shah, of IL,…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Friday, April 11, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 4:00pm on Friday, April 11, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #574, the nomination of Michelle Friedland, of California, to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit with the time until 5:00pm equally divided and controlled between the two…

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No votes until 5:30pm Monday, April 28th

When the Senate convenes at 4pm tomorrow, we anticipate reaching an agreement to postpone tomorrow’s votes until 5:30pm Monday, April 28th, notwithstanding cloture having been invoked on the Friedland nomination (9th Circuit). There will be no roll call votes during Friday’s session of the Senate.   At 5:30pm on Monday, April 28, there will be…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, April 10, 2014

Roll Call Votes 1)     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #574, the nomination of Michelle Friedland, to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; Invoked: 56-41 2)     Reid motion to instruct the SAA to request the presence of absent Senators; Agreed to: 55-37   Legislative items Passed S.994, the Digital Accountability and…

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Senate passes S.994, the DATA Act

This afternoon, the Senate passed S.994, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, with a Carper substitute amendment and a Carper amendment to the substitute.

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Reid request to vote on Friedland and Weil nominations today-Republicans object

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent that at 4pm today, the Senate proceed to a series of 3 votes on the following Executive items:   -          Confirmation Executive Calendar #574, the nomination of Michelle Friedland, to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; -          Cloture on Executive Calendar #613, the nomination of David Weil,…

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Roll Call Vote on Reid motion to instruct SAA

3:00pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Reid motion to instruct the SAA to request the presence of absent senators. Senators are asked to report to the floor; Agreed To: 55-37

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